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How to Create Perfect Square Elegant Tablecloth?

How to Create Perfect Square Elegant Tablecloth?

This elegant tablecloth is made up of lots of square lacy motifs joined as you go along. Here the tablecloth is nearly a metre (yard) square, but you could make anything from a small mat of just four motifs to a magnificent bedspread!

Size: Finished tablecloth measures approx 98cm (38 ½ in) square. You will need II x SOg (2oz) balls of Coats Opera 5 crochet cotton lone ball will make approx 17 motifs) 1.75mm crochet hook

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Special abbreviations: tritog (yo. insert hook into next st and draw loop through, yo and draw loop through 2 loops on hook) twice, yo. and draw loop through all 3 loops on hook. tr3tog – (yo. insert hook into next st and draw loop through, yo and draw loop through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yo. And draw loop through all 4 loops on hook.

Tension

Each motif measures 7cm (2 ¾ in) square using 1.75mm hook.

Basic Motif

Using 1 75mm hook, make 8 eh and join with ss to form a ring.
1st round: 1 ch (does not count as st). 16 dc into ring, ss to first dc.

2nd round: 3 ch. tr2tog into dc at base of 3 ch (counts as first tr3tog). (3 ch. miss I dc. tr3tog into next st) 7 times. 3 ch. Miss 1 dc. ss to top of tr2tog at beg of round.

3rd round: 1 ch (does not count as st). 1 dc into st at base of I ch. (7 ch. miss 3 ch. 1 dc into next tr3tog) 7 times. 3 ch. miss 3 ch. I dtr into first dc.

4th round: 3 ch (counts as first tr). 4 tr into sp created by dtr of previous round, *4 ch. I dc into next ch sp. 4 ch. (5 tr. 5 ch and 5 tr) into next ch sp. rep from • twice more. 4 ch, 1 dc into next ch sp. 4 ch, 5 tr into next ch sp – same sp as (first 3 ch and 4 tr). 5 ch. Ss to top of 3 ch at beg of round

5th round: 7 ch (counts as I tr and 4 ch), * 1 dc into next ch sp, 5 ch. 1 dc into next ch sp. 4 ch. (5 tr 3 ch and 5 tr) into next ch sp, 4 ch, rep from * twice more, 1 dc into next ch sp, 5 ch, 1 dc into next ch sp. 4 ch. (5 tr. 3 ch and 4 tr) into next ch sp. ss to 3rd of 7 ch at beg of round.
Fasten off.

Motif forms a square. In each corner there is a 3 ch sp between 2 groups of 5 tr. and midway alon^ each side there is a 5 ch sp.

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How to Create Perfect Square Elegant Tablecloth

Tablecloth

Make 196 motifs in all as for Basic Motif, joining them to form a square of 14 rows of 14 motifs Join motifs while working 5th round by replacing (3 ch) at corners with (1 ch. I dc into corner sp of adjacent motif. I ch) and along sides by replacing (5 ch) with (2 ch. I dc into corresponding sp along side of adjacent motif. 2 ch) Pin out to measurement given and press.

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